The Austin Statesman reports:
Texas health officials on Tuesday reported a record-breaking number of new lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day with 10,745 cases. The previous record for the most number of newly confirmed cases in the state had been set Saturday with 10,351 cases.
The reported number of new cases had dropped significantly from 8,196 on Sunday to 5,655 on Monday. Health officials said the current estimate for active cases is at 129,338. The total estimated number of recoveries is at 142,398, according to officials.
Counties in Texas and Arizona have both ordered refrigerated trucks to operate as makeshift morgues amid rising death rates connected to each state’s spikes of new COVID-19 infections.
In Texas, the counties of Austin, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces and Travis have all ordered refrigerated trucks.
But while Cameron reportedly purchased a 53-foot refrigerated trailer in anticipation of a coming death-surge, the morgue in Nueces is already at full capacity, according to the Texas Tribune.
Texas reporting a record 10,745 new daily cases.
Today is the first day in this surge that 4 states are near or above 100 deaths each: CA, TX, FL and AZ. Only 1 of those 4 states, CA, has taken any meaningful steps to shut back down.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) July 14, 2020
The state reported 10,745 new coronavirus cases today, a record high.
There are also 10,569 Texans hospitalized with the virus, occupying nearly 20% of the hospital beds in the state.https://t.co/e0hD9S8AkW
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) July 14, 2020